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Modifying entities - Express

Quick Perspective

Specify View
  1. To produce a perspective view rather than the command dview it is possible to use the rapid command for the perspective in the Express menu. The perspective gives a realistic representation of the observer's eye vision. The lines that compose the 3D views of objects aren't parallel but convergent or divergent.
To obtain a rapid perspective view
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Select Express > Tools > Perspective > Specify View.
  3. Type p_perspective and then press Enter.
  4. Specify drawing units.
    If the current visualization isn't plan view, it's automatically set plan view to position the camera and target points.
  5. Specify a camera position. While using the mouse to point out the position of the camera it is possible to perform zoom to magnify or reduce the visualization. The camera is automatically positioned to 160 cms (or 1,6 mt or 1600 mm) elevation.
  6. Specify a target position
Create Auto Perspective
  1. The command automatically calculates the target point, camera position and focal length. The objects nearer to the camera position appear greater and some parts, further from the camera, appear smaller. If the command is repeated and the object is very close, it becomes rather deformed and it could disappear from the screen.
To obtain a rapid perspective view
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Select Express > Tools > Perspective > Create Auto Perspective
  3. Type autopersp and then press Enter
  4.  
  1. After having performed the command, it is possible to modify the angle and the zoom of the perspective using the views shortcuts:
  2. CTRL + Left Click : Realtime Sphere
  3. CTRL + Right Click: Realtime along axis
  4. CTRL + SHIFT + Left Click: RealTime Zoom In&Out
  5. Mouse up Zoom In, Mouse down Zoom Out
  6. CTRL + SHIFT + Right Click : RealTime Pan
  7. Move the cursor to pan
  8. (Click the Real-Time Zoom button of the Standard Toolbar to see the Views Shortcuts)